A Country for Old Men

A Country for Old Men

In his poem, “Sailing to Byzantium”, William Butler Yeats addresses his view of old age. He speaks of a place that is “no country for old men”. This is a place he is leaving, as it is barren of spiritual and intellectual concerns. One of the unique characteristics of...
Wise Enough to Tell the Truth

Wise Enough to Tell the Truth

This past April, Charles Van Doren passed away.  The movie “Quiz Show” relates an important episode in his life. For 14 weeks, from November 28, 1956 to March 11, 1957, Mr. Van Doren captivated audiences of up to 50 million people with performances on the NBC quiz...
Gandhi as Lawyer

Gandhi as Lawyer

Mohandas Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British colonial rule.  Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the...
BEZOS V BEZOS

BEZOS V BEZOS

“WHEN YOU have loving and supportive people in your life, like MacKenzie…you end up being able to take risks.” So declared Jeff Bezos, boss of Amazon, the e-commerce giant, last April.  This affirmation by the planet’s richest man of the contribution of his wife of 25...